Standish, ME
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Standish is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 10,139 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Standish is the 20th largest community in Maine.

Standish is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Standish is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Standish who work in office and administrative support (18.51%), sales jobs (10.57%), and management occupations (8.40%).

Also of interest is that Standish has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Standish is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Standish a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Standish has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Standish’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Standish has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Standish has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Standish than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Standish may be for you.

One downside of living in Standish is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Standish, the average commute to work is 34.16 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Standish is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.40% of adults in Standish have a college degree.

The per capita income in Standish in 2010 was $28,791, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,164 for a family of four. However, Standish contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Standish home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Standish residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Standish include Irish, French , German, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Standish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.